§ Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
asked the Minister of Transport whether he anticipates that, as a result of recent developments, electricity rates will be reduced in Ayrshire in order that new industries may be attracted to the district?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
I am informed that in order to give every aid to existing industries and with the view of attracting new industries into Ayrshire, the Ayrshire Electricity Board have recently decided to grant a special discount in respect of industrial power supplies conditional on the payment of the account within a prescribed time. The Board have intimated that consistent with the provisions of the Electricity Acts the lowest possible electricity rates will be granted to any new industrial users.